People often ask what sets Lucity software apart in our marketplace. Although we recognize many advantages, topping the list is the expansive collection of Lucity Assets COTS software solutions. Expansive collection indeed – focused and integrated applications are available for utilities (Water, Electric, Sewer, Storm, Refuse & Recycling), transportation (Streets & Roads, Pavement, Bridges, Rights-of-Way, Signs, Signals, Street Lights, Traffic), green spaces (Parks, Trees), facilities (Plants, Facilities, Equipment), and fleet (Fleet).
What value do these solutions bring? For all the asset types that comprise these networks and systems, Lucity Assets solutions offer (preconfigured, mind you!) fully attributed asset registries, with appropriate hierarchical relationships; and forms, ratings, and calculations based on industry standard condition assessment protocols. These solutions ease the burden of regulatory compliance reporting, and foster best management practices. Some highlights:
- Water: hydrant flow testing, flushing, and backflow prevention
- Sewer: NASSCO (PACP, MACP, LACP) standards, SSO reporting, FOG programs, and industrial pretreatment
- Storm: NASSCO (PACP, MACP), NPDES permits, illicit discharges, and BMPs
- Signs: MUTCD standards and retroreflectivity
The design of the Lucity software is such that the Lucity Assets solutions are separate from, yet integrated with, the other sets of COTS solutions – Lucity Work (focus on activities, resources, and customers) and Lucity GIS. With this design:
- A history of associated service requests and resulting work orders (both managed within Lucity Work) can be viewed at the individual asset level within a Lucity Assets solution, with easy cross-referencing of related condition information, to facilitate development of strategies for maintenance/repairs/replacement.
- A “collaborative” approach can be taken to Esri ArcGIS integration. This approach promotes distributed data ownership and optimizes workflows (both with and without maps).
With the Lucity software, agencies are free to decide whether (or not) the ArcGIS geodatabase is the authoritative “system of record” for all assets. The key to the collaborative approach is the choices it offers:
- Some assets can be managed within the geodatabase, while others can be managed within Lucity Assets. Updates in one are automatically shared with the other – in real time.
- For a particular asset type, an agency can determine from which “system” (geodatabase or Lucity Assets) the various attributes are maintained – again, updates are shared.
- With the use of feature services, updates from other applications (Collector for ArcGIS, Lucity Mobile, and Trimble Positions to name a few) can be shared to both systems.
With the sea of asset types and waves of attribute updates, our belief is data ownership needs to be distributed to a number of responsible parties within an agency. Our mission is to deliver Lucity software to our clients to enable a successful and sustainable team effort to best utilize their asset data.
We’ll let you be the judge of the value of the Lucity Assets solutions and the collaborative approach to GIS integration. Contact us – we’d love to learn about your needs, and share thoughts! You can email email@example.com or post a comment below.